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London Photography Exhibitions August 2017

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London photography exhibitions for August 2017 include ‘A Handful of Dust’ at the Whitechapel Gallery. In addition there is the very popular Voyages exhibition at the Science Museum by photographic duo Anderson & Low. Love Happens Here, celebrating diversity in London continues at City Hall.

Some exhibitions will be closing soon, including Voyages, Love Happens Here and Isaac Julien. Read on for more details of all of the exhibitions.

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A Handful of Dust: Photography after Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp

A Handful of Dust takes Man Ray’s 1920 Dust Breeding (Élevage de poussière) from 1920 as a starting point. That photograph was a capture of a sheet of glass gathering dust in Marcel Duchamp’s Manhattan studio. Duchamp had let the left glass to gather dust during one stage of the long process of producing his work. Ray noticed how the surface of the glass “appeared like some strange landscape from a bird’s eye view” viewed through the camera lens. The title ‘A Handful of Dust’ is though to come from the T.S. Elliot poem ‘The Waste Land‘ which was first published in the same month as the photography.

A Handful of Dust draws on work Walker Evan and Nick Wapplington to plot a visual journey through the 20th century. The curator, inspired by Man Ray’s photograph has built a collection of aerial photography cataloguing wartime destruction, natural disasters and urban decay.

The Whitechapel Gallery is around the corner from Aldgate East tube station in the City.

Free admission.
Where: Whitechapel Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 3rd September.
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Voyages

Voyages is a rather fantastic collection of photographs by Anderson & Low who craft a fantastical narrative. The images, which have been called Turneresque show ethereal interpretations of the Science Museums replica ship collection. The Shipping Galleries were open at the museum for 50 years before being decommissioned in 2012. They are resurrected in this exhibition, which has already been extended due to public popularity.

The Science Museum is on Exhibition Road in South Kensington.

Free admission.
Closing soon.
Where: Science Museum.
Ends: Sunday, 30th July.
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Love Happens Here

Love Happens Here follows on from London Pride and also marks 50 years since the legalisation of private acts between gay men over the age of 21 in England and Wales. The exhibition recognises the struggle of the LGTBQ community particularly in London. Karen McQuaid curated the exhibition which in her words, showcases London not only as a c city that tolerates diversity but rather more; a city that embraces diversity. Ian David Baker’s photograph catalogued the important, early London Gay Pride celebrations while Reggie Blennerhasset documents London’s pioneering Lesbian and Gay Centre.

Love Happens Here, though curated by the Photographers’ Gallery runs at City Hall.

Free admission.
Closing soon.

Free admission.
Closing soon.
Where: City Hall, SE1 2AA.
Ends: Friday, 28th July.
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Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion

Free admission.
Eadweard Muybridge is probably best known for his use of photography in scientific studies. He only picked up photography while recuperating from an accident which left him with serious head injuries. Muybridge’s techniques and experience gained during this period were invaluable when he was called upon to provide a definitive answer to the question of ‘Does a horse always have at least one hoof in contact with the ground at while galloping?’. This is something too quick to be observed with the naked human eye. Consequently Muybridge showed, through his photography, that there is in fact a short period when the horse has no hooves in contact with the ground.

Animal Locomotion at Beetles+Huxley is a large-scale exhibition featuring over sixty collotype prints made by the British photographer. The prints date back to 1887, when photography was in its infancy.

Beetles+Huxley is just off Piccadilly, not far from Fortnum & Mason or the Royal Academy of Arts and a short walk from Regent’s Street.

Free admission.
Where: Beetles+Huxley.
Ends: Saturday, 2nd September.
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Summer Breeze

Free admission.
Summer Breeze at Frith Street Gallery uses the medium of photography to explore the rather interesting notions of self and identity. While the gallery at Golden Square ponders corporal aspects of these notions, Soho square focusses on memory: what it conceals and what it reveals. The intriguing exhibition features the work of Jaki Irvine, Anna Barriball and Tacita Dean.

Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square is by the Nordic Bakery. Pop in after the exhibition for a cinnamon bun and coffee and or a Finnish Karelian Pastry (Karjalanpiirakka) if you prefer savoury snacks. It can be difficult to get a seat, but if the weather is good, you can enjoy the treats out on Golden Square. Frith Street Soho Square is around the corner from G-A-Y, postcode is W1D 3JJ.
Free admission.
Where: Frith Street Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 2nd September.
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Arthur Elgort

Free admission.
Arthur Elgort is an American fashion photographer, known for the work he did for US Vogue, Glamour, GHQ, and Rolling Stone in addition to Teen Vogue. Atlas Gallery presents the first solo U.K. Elgort exhibition, showing the most noteworthy work from his illustrious 40 year career.

The Atlas Gallery is on Dorset Street in Marylebone, a few minutes walk from Baker Street tube station. Rococo Chocolate Shop and café is also not far if you fancy a nice hot chocolate after seeing the show.

Free admission.
Where: Atlas Gallery.
Ends: Friday, 11th August.
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Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of Pines

Free admission before noon every day.
Gregory Crewdson is an American photographer known for his almost cinematic, staged photo shoots of small town America. Probably his best known and most widely acclaimed bodies of work include Natural Wonder, Twilight, Dream House. Cathedral Pines is a new body of work shot during three productions in Becket Massachusetts. This is Crewdson’s first ever UK solo exhibition. In another first, London’s Photographers’ Gallery presents the work over three exhibition space in the gallery.

The Photographers’ Gallery is by Liberty of London, not far from either Oxford Street or Regent Street. The gallery has a great café which also serves nice salads, and slightly less healthy treats!

Free admission before noon every day.
Where: Photographers’ Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 8th October.
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Murray Fredericks: Salt: Vanity

Extended.
Free admission.
Murray Fredericks is self-taught as a photographer, though he did later study Fine Arts. Initially, he read politics in his native Australia and later travelled to the Middle East. While in the region he found inspiration which influenced his approach to photography. Fredericks style is probably best described as atmospheric: his work evokes a sense of ‘awe of nature’. In this series, minimalistic, balanced landscapes are complemented with a mirror which manages to establish absence of harmony with the landscape despite disturbing it.

Murray describes ‘Salt’ in this rather more insight than my written description:

'SALT' Documentary Trailer from Murray Fredericks on Vimeo.

Hamiltons Gallery is in Mayfair, close to Grosvenor Square and a short walk from Green Park tube station.

Extended.
Free admission.
Where: Hamiltons Gallery.
Ends: Wednesday, 6th September.
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Edmund Clark: War of Terror

Free entry.
British photographer Edmund Clark gained access to Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba where the U.S. government held enemy combatants during the War on Terror. Clark also photographed a house which was subject to a Control Order. Control Orders were introduced by the British government as a counter-terrorism measure. The idea was to restrict an individual’s liberty for the purpose of protecting members of the public from a risk of terrorism. During the three days Clark spent in the house, he made uncomposed images and published them in the book Control Order on leaving the house.

War on Terror is an immersive experience which brings together several sources of material, correspondence from round the world sent to a British detainee at Guantanamo Bay as well as Edmund Clark’s own photography at the facility. In addition you can see photographs from the suburban UK house which was under a Control Order.

The Imperial War Museum is on Lambeth Road, close to Elephant & Castle underground and mainline stations.

Free entry.
Where: Imperial War Museum.
Ends: Monday, 28th August
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Isaac Julien: “I dream a world” Looking for Langston

Closing soon.
Free admission.
Langston Hughes was a poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist. Along with other artists and writers he formed the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. Looking for Langston is a seminal work directed by Isaac Julien which explores the private world of Langston Hughes. Photographs documenting the film’s making are displayed at Victoria Miro.

Closing soon.
Free admission.
Where: Victoria Miro Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 29th July.
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That’s it for this week’s London Photography Exhibitions, look out for next week’s list of London Photography Exhibitions!

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